In our adult Bible study class last Sunday, we were studying the gift of healing and how it was a sign that affirmed the message being preached by the apostles. One verse we studied really jumped out at me:
But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition (Acts 4:14).
The apostles Peter and John had just healed a man who had been lame from birth. Now, this formerly lame man was walking, leaping and praising God.
The priests and Sadducees wanted to argue with Peter and John. They wanted Peter and John to quit talking about salvation through Jesus. But there was this small problem. The formerly lame man was clearly standing next to Peter and John. It would be foolish to argue that this man was not healed because everyone could see the overwhelming evidence standing there in front of them.
We too have the same evidence, albeit indirectly, right in front of us. The evidence for the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is clearly presented in God’s word, the Holy Bible. The Bible, just like the words of the apostles, is affirmed by the miracles of God. For example, the countless fulfillment of prophecy.
The evidence is before you. Do you have anything to say in opposition?